Events such as Your Journey Starts Here and the Sophomore Summit are not possible without generous support from the following members of our business community:

Casella Waste Systems, Inc., Rutland: Offer a wide range of services for homeowners – from routine pick-ups to customized waste and recycling solutions.

NFP, Rutland: NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that cares deeply about our employees’ and clients’ well-being.

Vermont Store Fixture Corporation, Danby: Specializing in custom wooden displays and fixtures for major retailers and supermarket chains

H. Hirschmann Ltd. Windows and Doors, West Rutland: Practicing the craft of fine woodworking for four generations, creating custom wood windows and doors

Carris Reels: A Rutland County-based, employee-owned business with locations in seven states, Canada and Mexico, producing reels and accessories from various materials

Castleton University: Vermont’s first institution of higher education, founded in 1787—now offering over 75 programs of study, including 7 graduate programs

Ellison Surface Technologies: An industry leader in engineered surface coating solutions and special processes– with locations in Rutland and North Clarendon, as well as Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Canada and Mexico

Heritage Family Credit Union: Your Community…Your Credit Union, offering personal and business accounts, and investment and insurance products, with locations in Vermont and New Hampshire

Community Care Network: With a mission to enhance the well-being of our communities, individuals and families through responsive, innovative and collaborative human services—Thriving Community, Empowered Lives

Rutland Regional Medical Center: The biggest community hospital in Vermont, providing high-quality healthcare to the Rutland Region for over 100 years—Healthy you. Healthy together.

OMYA: A leading global producer of calcium carbonate and worldwide distributer of
specialty chemicals for over 130 years, with a plant in Florence, VT

Kinney Pike: Insurance professionals serving the personal and business insurance
needs of clients throughout New England since 1904

HR Acquired, Rutland: Professional. Practical. Solutions. Customized to businesses to take the guess work out of human resources

Stafford Technical Center: Offering training in 14 career areas—Your Success Starts

Vermont Adult Learning: Ready to partner with you to meet your educational and
employment goals, with centers in Rutland, Brattleboro, Middlebury, St. Albans, and
White River Junction

Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation: Offering free, flexible services to
any Vermonter or employer dealing with a disability that affects employment,
partnering with human service providers and employers across the state to help people
with disabilities realize their full potential

Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Southwest Region: Providing home health, hospice and community services with locations in Bennington, Dorset, Manchester and Rutland—and a national reputation for quality care

Wright Construction Company, Inc., Mt. Holly: With 36 years of experience in general contracting and construction management for residential, commercial and historic restoration projects

GE Aviation: A world-leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated
systems for commercial and military aircraft, with locations in Rutland City and Rutland

Questech Corporation, Rutland: Expertly crafting tiles and accessories with pride for
more than a quarter century

The Vermont Country Store: Purveyors of the Practical and Hard-to-Find—Owned by
the Orton Family since 1946, with stores in Weston, Rockingham and Rutland and
Distribution Centers in North Clarendon and Manchester

Bill Lohsen Plumbing and Heating, Wallingford: Installing plumbing, heating and air conditioning, with 24-hr repair service

Rutland Economic Development Corporation: 100% focused on making the Rutland region the most collaborative, innovative, and friendly place in Vermont to live, work, play, and grown a business

Proctor Gas, Inc.: The Propane People—with roots in the Rutland are, not just branches; Southern Vermont’s most trusted source for propane sales and services

Without these partners and their commitment to the WIB’s vision of a workforce whose skills are well-matched to employers’ needs and who enjoy personally and professionally rewarding work, the Rutland Region Workforce Investment Board could not bring you today’s event.  Please show your appreciation for their support by giving them your business, and by giving them a round of applause right now. Thank you!